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Loud Noises From Your Heat Pump: What They Are All About

July 17, 2020

Have you ever been in a new house and noticed all the unfamiliar sounds around you? Perhaps stairs creak, wind whistles through the windows, or appliances make different noises than in your own home. Since you are in a new place, your sense of sound may be heightened. That’s an important skill to hone in…

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How to Save Money by Reducing Energy Usage This Summer

June 25, 2020

As the days lengthen, the flowers bloom, and the kids finish school for the year, summer makes its appearance. It means barbecues, beaches, and, of course, a break from the regular routine for many. Unfortunately, summer can also mean incredibly high energy bills to keep your Texas home cool. However, with a few changes to…

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How to Control the Humidity in Your Home

June 17, 2020

Summertime in Texas means hot, sticky, muggy weather. We all know a properly air conditioned building feels drier and cooler than hot, humid outdoor air. Our professionals at AiRCO Heating & Air Conditioning want to help you understand how you can better control and manage humidity in your Austin home. What Is Relative Humidity? Relative…

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How Zone Control Systems and Ductless Systems Work Together

June 8, 2020

Our team at AiRCO Heating & Air Conditioning wants you to achieve the optimum comfort level in your Texas home all year long. One way to reach those desired indoor temperatures is by installing a zone control system using ductless systems, also called mini splits. You may have heard of zone temperature control, and you…

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How Your HVAC System Keeps You Healthy

April 28, 2020

It’s a hot, sunny, humid day here in Texas and you just returned home from a long day of running errands. You feel sticky and sweaty, and your allergies are flaring. No worries. A cold glass of water and a great working air conditioner will have you feeling fresh in no time. Your comfort and…

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3 Ways a Zone Control System Saves You Money

February 29, 2020

Want to save money and add more comfort to your Austin home?  Consider installing a zone control system. Also known as zoning, these comfort systems are tailor-made for our spacious homes here in Central Texas. By installing thermostats around your home and automated dampers in your ductwork, you can pick and choose the temperature in…

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Should I Buy a Furnace or Heat Pump in Austin?

October 28, 2019

A conventional furnace and a heat pump are the most common heating choices for Austin homeowners. So how do you decide which one to purchase?  Our professionals at AiRCO Heating & Air Conditioning can help you evaluate your options as well as talk with you about your home and family’s particular needs. Once you make…

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Video – What Are Common Mistakes Made When Purchasing a New AC?

October 23, 2019

It’s time to replace your old or broken AC unit in your home and you don’t want anything to go wrong with the new one. Avoid the common mistakes people make when purchasing a new air conditioner and learn how to prevent them. AiRCO Heating and Air Conditioning (512) 537-1234

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Common AC and HVAC Problems That Can Cost You Money

September 12, 2019

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are a standard fixture in most Austin homes. These systems run nearly every day, making your home a more comfortable environment for you and your family.  However, they require a significant amount of energy to run, and as a result, you want to be sure your HVAC system…

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Does AC Help With Allergies?

July 9, 2019

Allergies plague millions of people throughout the world. In fact, worldwide allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, affects between 10 percent and 30 percent of the entire population, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Each year, this suffering group heads to the doctor’s office and the allergy aisle at the…

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Why Is My AC Freezing Up?

June 20, 2019

It can be disconcerting if you happen to see ice build up on your air conditioning unit in your Austin home. Why is that happening?  There can be several causes to this air conditioning freeze-up. Our AiRCO Heating and Cooling professionals come across this often. Here are the most likely culprits and what you should…

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What Is an AC Split System Replacement?

June 14, 2019

A split system replacement refers to a special type of air conditioner, which has a condensing unit that sits separately from an evaporative coil unit. The two parts are connected by a copper tube that carries the refrigerant between the units. Our AiRCO Heating & Cooling professionals would be happy to share the different types…

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How to Save Money on Energy This Summer

May 28, 2019

Sunlight escorts you late into the evening. The kids count down the days until vacation. And the mercury rises. All the signs of summer are upon you, and as much you love summer, you probably dread those high energy bills that tend to tag along with the season.  Here are some great tips from AiRCO…

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Four Things to Know About Your Air Conditioner

April 18, 2019

Air conditioning isn’t exactly a stimulating topic to bring up at parties. It’s not something most people think about too excessively. But at AiRCO Mechanical, we’re obsessed with it! We want to share with you some things that you may not have known about your air conditioner (AC).

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

April 12, 2019

Despite your air conditioner’s age, any sound coming from the unit can still be bothersome. If your air conditioner is producing an unusual sound, that could mean trouble. So instead of risking injury to you or your system by poking around the unit yourself, play it safe and call a professional to come inspect it for you.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Helping With Your Allergy Symptoms?

October 9, 2018

Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained, can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers. Air filters catch pollen, dust, and other irritants, producing higher-quality air. Air conditioners also act as humidity regulators, easing allergy symptoms. Airco Mechanical is proud to help you here in Round Rock, TX, breathe…

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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

September 20, 2018

At AiRCO Heating and Cooling, we pride ourselves in being great matchmakers. We want to set you up with an air conditioner that’s right for your home. For your convenience, we created a list of things to remember when purchasing an AC unit. We hope that with our help, you’ll find an air system that…

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Going Ductless: The Heating and Cooling Systems of the Future

September 14, 2018

Are you looking for air conditioning that’s simple to install, silent, and costs 30-40% less per month than traditional systems to operate? Ductless air systems offer a simple but sophisticated alternative to HVAC systems. They currently require a larger up-front investment, but will save you money in the long run. At AiRCO Heating and Cooling,…

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SEER – What Does It Mean?

August 20, 2018

SEER is a term that gets thrown around a lot in reference to air conditioning products. You’re probably curious about what it means. SEER is an abbreviation for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Essentially, it’s a rating system that allows you to quickly determine an air conditioner’s energy efficiency. Its rating is determined by taking the…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making a Strange Noise?

August 7, 2018

Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At AiRCO Mechanical, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to inspect the health of…

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Ice on My Air Conditioner? Why?

July 26, 2018

Nearly everyone who owns an air conditioning system has experienced a freeze up. A freeze up is when a thin film of ice forms on the outer part of your unit. This experience, while irritating, is not the end of the world. The AiRCO Mechanical team has plenty of familiarity with frozen air conditioners (ACs).…

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Why Your Air Conditioner Can’t Complete a Cycle

July 26, 2018

When an air conditioner (AC) starts and stops in quick cycles, and doesn’t run for long periods, this is known as short cycling. While this is a relatively common issue, it should not go unchecked. It is indicative of something being wrong with your air conditioner. If you don’t do anything about it, you’ll end…

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Why Should I Install Ductless Heating & Cooling?

June 12, 2018

Originally from Japan, ductless heating and cooling was introduced to the US about 30 years ago. Sales and popularity have been growing since then. It is an efficient and quiet alternative to traditional central AC and other traditional home heating and cooling options. Saving Money and Energy Often called split systems or mini-split systems, ductless…

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